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Say this for J.J. Watt: The guy knows how to endear himself to the locals.
And not just for his otherworldly play on the football field. The Houston Texans defensive end showed up to a press conference Wednesday in a Craig Biggio jersey, saying he was supporting the Astros great in his Hall of Fame candidacy.
"Hall of Famer in my book, man," Watt said. "I wish he would've gotten it. I think it would be really cool. Heck of a ball player, and he deserved it."
Biggio, like everyone else on the ballot, was not elected to the Hall of Fame this year, although he was the leading vote getter with his name appearing on 68 percent of ballots. Hall of Fame induction requires votes on 75 percent of the ballots.
"We got a 68," Biggio said, "and I'm going to go back and study a little harder and hopefully I'll get a 75 next year."
Biggio blamed the so-called "Steroid Era" for his snub. It seemed to him that Hall voters had generally decided to punish any candidate who played during about the last 25 years, even those, like Biggio, who were never even accused of using performance-enhancing drugs.
During a 20-year career spent entirely in Houston, Biggio collected 3,060 hits, 291 home runs and 1,175 RBIs to go with a .281 batting average. He was a seven-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner.
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Thursday, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was named Defensive MVP by Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America.
“It’s an honor,” Watt said via the Houston Chronicle. “I appreciate everybody voting for me. It’s more an award for my teammates and coaches. I really appreciate everything they do for me. I wouldn’t be able to do this without them...
Craig Biggio believes it's possible that he wasn't elected to the Hall of Fame because he was on the ballot for the first time with several big stars linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
Biggio, who has never been linked to PEDs, received the highest vote total in a year that produced no inductions to Cooperstown on Wednesday. Biggio, who is 20th on the career list with...
J.J. Watt has only been in the Houston area for two years now, but apparently he’s a big Craig Biggio fan.
The star defensive end wore a Biggio Houston Astros jersey to his news conference on Wednesday and said he believes the second baseman should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to the Texans’ Twitter account. Biggio led the 2013 hall of fame class in voting, but...
NEW YORK -- It's unanimous, on both sides of the ball.
Vikings 2,000-yard man Adrian Peterson and Texans pass-swatting end J.J. Watt were unanimous choices for The Associated Press All-Pro team announced Saturday.
Peterson, who came within 9 yards of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record, and Watt, who led the NFL with 20 1-2 sacks, were selected by all...
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As JJ Watt prepares for the matchup at Foxboro this weekend, he showed support this week for Hall Of Fame snub Craig Biggio. “Hall of Famer in my book”, Watt said
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NEW YORK — It’s unanimous, on both sides of the ball.
The Vikings’ 2,000-yard man, Adrian Peterson, and Texans pass-swatting end J.J. Watt were unanimous choices for The Associated Press All-Pro team announced Saturday.
Peterson, who came within nine yards of breaking Eric Dickerson‘s single-season rushing record, and Watt, who led the NFL with 20.5 sacks, were selected by...
Houston’s Craig Biggio came the closest in a year with no Baseball Hall of Fame inductees.
As you probably heard, yesterday was not a good day for retired baseball players. Nobody was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio, who had 3,060 hits in his career and was a seven-time All-Star
while playing three positions, topped
the ballot with 388 votes, but needed 427 votes to get in. The New York Times ran with it and printed a blank front page of...
For only the eighth time in history and the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers Association of America decided no single player was eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame. In his first year on the ballot, longtime Houston Astro Craig Biggio was the closest to Cooperstown earning 68.2 of the required 75 percent [...]
The buildup for the AFC Divisional round matchup between the No. 2 seed New England Patriots and visiting Houston Texans sounds a lot like that of late 1980’s Mike Tyson fight.Of the four playoff games on tap this weekend, the Texans are being given the least chance of pulling off the upset. There is very good reason for this, starting with the 42-12 shellacking they were subjected...
The 2013 HOF Class will never be forgotten.
Yesterday, the Baseball Writers Association of America announced that there would be no inductees in the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame class. Craig Biggio led all 37 nominees with 68.2 percent of the vote. Out of the 569 ballots sent in, only 39 of them did not have Biggio’s name on it and those 39 votes kept him out of Cooperstown. The...
The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) got it right in 2013.
The Baseball Hall of Fame (HOF) is not the Hall of Good Guys. (Dale Murphy)
The Baseball Hall of Fame is not the Hall of Milestone Numbers and you are automatically included regardless if you cheated, regardless if you are a bully, regardless if you forget English. (You know the list)
Nor is the Baseball...
Words like “travesty” and “shame” and “unthinkable” are being bantered about with regard to today’s Hall of Fame vote which yielded no players receiving the 75% of the vote needed for election. There are three contributors (Deacon White, Hank O’Day, Jacob Ruppert), only one of whom actually played baseball in the majors and none of which are alive, who were elected...
So has the news of yesterday’s Hall of Fame vote sunk in yet? I guess it should come as no surprise really that no one got in as the voters need more time to decide who should get in. This is the first class that was directly affected by the presence of PEDs in professional sports. Half the ballot was filled with players who have been known or suspected of using the juice. The...